Ok, so I've been participating in Bitcoin mining for almost a month now and it's been going smoothly on my desktop rig (NVidia Card).
(Edit: Question one removed and title changed. Turns out that I was misreading GUIMiner's status screen. Now I feel like a doof.)
So I've been running Bitcoin solo mining on my old desktop for a few weeks now and it works absolutely fine running Bitcoin 3.21. My new rig that I built (dual 5830s OC'd to 900Mhz) works fine connecting to mining pools and to my other desktop. The issue I'm having is that whenever I try to connect to a locally running Bitcoin server (version 3.23), the Bitcoin application CPU usage spikes to consume a whole core and doesn't respond to mining clients. I copied over my desktop's 3.21 version and it works fine. What could be causing this and what can I do to fix it?
TLDR: New rig runs Bitcoin 3.21 as a server fine, but on client connect with Bitcoin 3.23, process CPU usage maxes out and server goes unresponsive.
If you need any details on my system setup, please feel free to ask.
Any advice or help is appreciated. I'm a fairly technical person, so feel free to get nitty gritty.
Thanks in advance!